To improve and expand on the first Photo Realistic Zone, my version, PRZ2 aims to cover the whole spectrum instead of structures and creatures. Each and every texture will be individually edited, not only sharpening them, but also improving their bumb and specular maps and creating whole new, higher resolution textures. Read More...

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Hello fellow S.T.A.L.K.E.R.S...

I want to take a moment of your precious hunting time to introduce my newest project, Photo Realistic Zone². Many of you know the original mod, made by Argus, and consisted of the "Structures" pack and the "Creatures" pack. I took both of these textures packs, with some other high resolution textures from Cromm Cruac and merged them all together, as a base for my mod.

Now, I didn't take the textures from various packs, merged them and took credit for them. I followed various texturing tutorials, recognizing different materials, usability of photo's, making my own textures with various other textures, making seamless textures etc. etc. I've come a far way, from making my very first weapon skins to my latest works.

"There is a lot more to texturing than you think. You need to have a keen eye for shapes and design, you need to know traditional art theory, you need to be great at observing and picking apart things, and you need to know how to balance your shapes, among many other skills." - racer455
So with that in mind, I'd like to welcome you to my newest project, old followers, newcomers, everyone. Please, be sure to leave as much feedback as possible so I can imrpove even more. I need you guys in order to make a balanced texture pack, because I am sure most of you guys wont agree on every new texture I make.

So again, welcome both old and new, to the Photo Realistic Zone²


This mod will be compatible with every mod.

Sad news S.T.A.L.K.E.R.S.
22nd, Feb: Welcome. I am not pleased with the GF download service at all, and rest assure I didn't just sit around and did nothing. I've send an email at the staff regarding the issue and I hope to hear back from them soon.For now, grazegrabber has put up an alternative link to a torrent. Because my internet is slow, uploading takes half a day for me, so I can't spend the time uploading the parts to other sites. We just have to wait a bit. The zone's testing our patience.

In regard of the blocked countries, here is the list:

Game wrote:Hello Game Front Affiliates,
I need to inform everyone of a change to our file hosting service. We can no longer support downloads in the territories listed below.

Please note that we still fully support uploads, downloads and file hosting in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, Netherlands, and a number of other international territories-and Game Front remains a great hosting solution for those and many other territories.

We thank you for using Game Front, and regret any immediate inconvenience to your users.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

Thank you,

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About the User.ltx

It's pretty simple to tweak the user.ltxMy user.ltx is linked here. Do mind that you can't directly use my config, because of the custom keybindings with my gaming mouse and resoltion. But, you can read this article on how to change your user.ltx (albeit ingame, or in notepad) and what line does what. I'd advise you not to go overboard :)And there are some handy tricks to doing the stuff in game, just type "r1" and use "TAB" to go through the commands!

25th Feb: Provided by wmn955

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Level Addon

Photo Realistic Zone 2 Announcement!

Photo Realistic Zone 2 Announcement!

3 years ago News 11 comments

Continuing where the famous Argus left, I take the responsibility for the sequel to Photo Realistic Zone, namely, Photo Realistic Zone 2, re-texturing...

[NEWS] K10 RC2 Build 1604

[NEWS] K10 RC2 Build 1604

3 years ago News 0 comments

Hello stalkers, i am very happy with the feedback i got from most of you and the bump mapped version is in the make as you read this. And, i have something...

K10 Vision's Own page!

K10 Vision's Own page!

3 years ago News 2 comments

Finally! The texture mod everyone has been waiting on, improving on Photorealism Zone, is here! And has its own page!

Texture Advice for STALKER

Texture Advice for STALKER

2 years ago Textures 6 comments

A tutorial I wrote originally to help out another TZP and The MISERY dev group member in texturing, namely "_xXxTWiST3DxXx_", but I decided to also post...

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PRZ2 - Shader Patch

PRZ2 - Shader Patch

2 years ago Full Version 29 comments

A PRZ2 Shader Addon to make the textures look more realistic, and utilize the full power of PRZ2

PRZ2 Full Version - Levels Addon

PRZ2 Full Version - Levels Addon

2 years ago Patch 17 comments

A level Addon to make the levels look more lush, and fit the colour pallet of PRZ2

PRZ2 Full Version - Part3 FINAL

PRZ2 Full Version - Part3 FINAL

2 years ago Full Version 6 comments

The final part of the biggest texture mod for STALKER, Shadow Of Chernobyl

PRZ2 Full Version - Part2

PRZ2 Full Version - Part2

2 years ago Full Version 4 comments

Part 2 of the biggest texture mod for STALKER, Shadow Of Chernobyl

PRZ2 Full Version - Part1

PRZ2 Full Version - Part1

2 years ago Full Version 13 comments

Part 1 of the biggest texture mod for STALKER, Shadow Of Chernobyl

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Wutzwolfi Nov 14 2015 says:

Does it work together with Lost Alpha?

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Kerberos_GER Oct 18 2015 says:

Any News about PRZ2 for CoP?

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[TZP]LoNer1 Creator
[TZP]LoNer1 Nov 2 2015 replied:

Hey man! I am working on 2 big projects so its on hold. I hope to pick it up sooner or later :)

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Aveng3d Sep 17 2015 says:

How much megabites of ram do I need to run this texture pack? Is it hard to run on low-end pc's?

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[TZP]LoNer1 Creator
[TZP]LoNer1 Sep 26 2015 replied:

It's not very demanding, no. Make sure you tune the texture quality for best performance!

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jigsaw44 Aug 24 2015 says:

Hi, I get a crash when I try to play with your mod: "XR_3DA.exe caused BREAKPOINT in module "...\stalker shadow of chernobyl\bin\xrCore.dll" at 0023:00777CB5, xrDebug::backend()+165 byte(s)"

Im on 1.0006, first game of fsgamer looks like this "$game_data$ = false| true| $fs_root$| gamedata\"

Other mods like Dynamic Shader and Weather Overhault are working fine.. But its not a problem with combining these mods.. If I just use your mod and no other, the error still happens..

I think I did everything right, the folders look like this "...\gamedata\textures\act,brik,car" and so on..

Any idea how I could solve this problem?

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[TZP]LoNer1 Creator
[TZP]LoNer1 Aug 27 2015 replied:

Please PM me the full log once it's crashing. You can find it in my shared documents \ stalker shoc \ log

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monkeylord69 Aug 2 2015 says:

Its just graphical mod, right?

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[TZP]LoNer1 Creator
[TZP]LoNer1 Aug 27 2015 replied:


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ArgentoSTALKER Jan 28 2015 says:

Works with stalker soup? anyone have idea? looks awesome

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[TZP]SeeZ0 Creator
[TZP]SeeZ0 Aug 29 2015 replied:

Theres absolutely no reason why it shouldnt.

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

The best texture mod for SoC, bar none. Huge improvement over the original. For enthusiast level PCs only.

Jun 9 2013 by boredgunner

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